Noble Knob via Twentyeight Mile Road

This forest-covered route running south from the Noble Knob trailhead is an 8 mile round trip moderate hike with 1,300 ft of elevation gain. Enjoy a 360 degree viewpoint covered in wildflowers in mid-summer.

getting there

From SR-410, turn northeast onto Forest Road 70 (this road mostly heads east) and drive 5.8 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 72 (Twentyeight Mile Road) and drive 0.7 mile, then turn left onto Forest Road 7220 and drive 1.0 mi.  Turn right onto Forest Road 7222 (no sign) and drive 3.4 miles, bearing left at the fork to stay on Forest Road 7222, and drive 1.2 miles. Take the left fork and drive 1.0 mile. Watch carefully for the trailhead on the right. There's no sign or obvious parking area but there's enough room for several cars to park along the right side of the road.

The driving route is sometimes blocked. The Noble Knob via Dalles Ridge route/place is a short drive from Forest Road 72 and is a shorter hike with less elevation gain.

on the trail

Hike the Noble Knob Trail through forests and meadows above Twenty-eight Mile Lake and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Norse Peak Wilderness. Continue to a junction and take the spur trail to the east (left) past George Lake and up to Noble Knob. A short loop to the west takes to back to the main trail for your return to the Noble Knob Trailhead.


  • Out-of-print Book Reference: Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region, 1st ed by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books, 2007).

Information FOr leaders

Permit information

As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • 6,011 ft
  • Green Trails Greenwater No. 238
  • Green Trails Lester No. 239
  • Trails Illustrated Goat Rocks, Norse Peak & William O. Douglas Wilderness Areas
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